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Zambia elected chair of African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change for 2 years

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Minister of Green Economy and Environment Collins Nzovu has announced that Zambia has been elected as the new Chair of the African Group of Negotiators at the on-going 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Zambia will chair the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) for two years.

The AGN is a group of all 54 African countries that enables the continent to negotiate as one single bloc during climate change negotiations.

Mr. Nzovu expressed happiness at Zambia’s election.

The minister said the election confirms the confidence that African countries have in His Excellency President Hakainde Hichilema, the New Dawn Government and the country as a whole.

“This success has been made possible through the excellent branding of the Zambian delegation at the COP26 starting with several engagements that His Excellency Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, President of the Republic of Zambia, and his two ministers undertook before leaving the few technocrats to continue with the work,” Mr. Nzovu said.

“The chairpersonship puts Zambia in the limelight in resolving the climate change crisis. It is a huge responsibility for Zambia especially that the next UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties will be on African soil in Egypt. Therefore, Zambia will be expected to steer the African Countries to highlight the continent’s priorities in the negotiations.”

He assured Zambians and the international community that the country is equal to the task and ready to take up this responsibility and will represent all African states with commitment without living anyone behind.

Mr. Nzovu expressed gratitude to ten Southern African countries that endorsed and presented Ministry of Green Economy and Environment Director of Climate Change and Natural Resources and Zambia’s National Focal Point under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Mr. Ephraim Mwepya Shitima, as the candidate for Zambia.

The minister conveyed his gratitude to everyone that contributed to Zambia’s successful bid for the portfolio of chair at the Conference.

As the continent’s new lead negotiator, Mr. Shitima will take over from Mr. Tanguy Gahouma of Gabon.

The next COP conference in Egypt will be Zambia’s maiden opportunity to preside over the African Group in negotiations.

This is according to a statement issued by Ministry of Green Economy and Environment.

13 COMMENTS

  1. We have far bigger problems than first world emotional climate change nonsense. China got to where it is by prioritising industrialisation over climate protection. The first World are already industrialised so can afford to fight climate change. Upnd are very slow.

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  2. PF encouraged deforestation and mining in Game reserves
    also destroying forests for buildings estates for the privilages few
    yes we do have more inportant issue and that is put PF to sleep

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  3. Naimwe negotiating for what! There is no climate change. Anything God created will grow old and die. The earth will die too!…it will just disintegrate and collapse. The whole climate change is a hoax! Zambia is still a total bush which climate change is there??? and if you say you will be negotiating, based on what research-based data and evidence??? The global leaders in polluting the earth China and Russia combined did not even attend the styuupid 26th UN Climate Change Conference. Imwe bamataba just fulfil the promises.

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  4. @Luapula boyi: Fulfil the promises to who? Definitely not you. As UPND we made those promises to ourselves and not to u cadre. U also can create your own promises and fulfil them. Our promises are non of your business sir. Kindly mind your own business.

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  5. And you ve no single clue of what climate change is, absolutely non! You talk of Zambia being a bush – hahahaha! Isn’t a bush what is needed to reduce on air pollution caused by China & Russia? If one country causes climate change & yet not able to mitigate its effect, another country can compensate this, hence the call for all countries to participate Bushes or not. There is a main part to play.

  6. @We voted him out – Anayenda.
    Zambia was quick to implement carbon tax when you are not polluters.
    Don’t be emotional be informed based on data and evidence. I am not here to advance a discourse with faint hearted people, I have been here to present that climate change is the hoax! What is your take when largest polluters are not available on the table? USA is the largest financier of COP but they are crippled when China and Russia seem not concerned. When it comes to pollution, unindustrialized countries mostly those which are still bushes become sink pools for pollutants using theory of diffusion science. The research and development infrastructure are so depleted to generate technology outputs such that you cannot manufacture a simple sensor to sense changes in he environment…

  7. The research and development infrastructure are so depleted to generate technology outputs such that you cannot manufacture a simple sensor to sense changes in he environment. So you rely on Chinese sensors and predictive matrices to negotiate?? I do not have civil society mentality or open society principles of George Soros. No, I believe in natural sciences whose grand creator is God. Climate change was first reported in the first century.

  8. In the recent past the Victoria falls dried up. Crude brains blamed climate change, When the actual cause is depleting waters in the Zambezi river caused by intensive deforestation due to lumbering activities at the source of the river. Africa and solutions ,,,with their “raised tails” ati negotiations!!

  9. THE SO-CALLED CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS IS A DECEPTION AND IT IS FOR THOSE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD.
    CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL BUT, THE SCIENCE SOLUTIONS IS FALSE. GOD ALREADY FORETOLD THESE THINGS WILL COME TO PASS IN THE END DAYS.

    KJV Isaiah 51:6
    6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
    KJV Isaiah 24:4-6
    4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
    5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the…

  10. KJV Isaiah 24:4-6
    4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
    5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
    6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
    HERE IS THE TRUE SOLUTION FOR CLIMSTE CHANGE…
    KJV 2 Peter 3:13
    13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

    KJV Isaiah 65:17
    17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

  11. PLEASE LT I HAVE PROVIDED SCRITURAL WITNESS TO MY OBSERVATIONS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. WHY THEN SHOULD YOU MODERATE MY COMMENTS? IF LT DOES NOT BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE, ZAMBIA IS CHRISTIAN NATION, WHERE SCRITURE IS HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM ABOVE THE WISDOM OF MEN. PLEASE PUBLISH MY COMMENTS.

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